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what is the top out of stew mac kits?
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dcbaisden

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I have been looking and all it says it that its spruce.
could someone shed some light on this.
Thanks Dave

Mar 11, 07 | 1:32 pm
davidmor

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My Dreadnought was Sitka Spruce. I dont know the grade but it was pretty good quality with very straight grain, even color, and I would estimate somewhere around 13-14 grain lines per inch. The finished guitar sounds amazing.

Mar 11, 07 | 3:01 pm
dcbaisden

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Thanks David;
Do you think the rosewood or the mahogany back and sides.
what goes best with the spruce?
The sound I an hopeing for with the ooo is an even range across all ranges.
I think?
i ordered some books today through this site and amazon, also printed off the pfd instructions from stewmac. Still waiting on my catalogue from them.
Thanks Dave

Mar 11, 07 | 3:37 pm
davidmor

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I went with mahogany but that is pure personal preference. My OOO I am just starting is Rosewood. The OM that I am just finishing is Granadillo. Pick what looks best to you. Ted who frequents these boards built the OOO last year. I am sure he can tell you how it sounds.




This is the dreadnought I built from the Stewmac kit. You can see the grain pattern in the top and the mahogany grain pattern in the sides and back. The top had some bearclaw in it too. I have a blog that documents the OM build I am currently finishing up and will be documenting the OOO I am just getting started on.

David
My Blog

Mar 11, 07 | 4:06 pm
Hugh

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This answer might be kind of late, but I built 2 000s, one mahogany and one rosewood to see how the sound compared(and because I like building them). Both sound good and I couldn't choose one over the other, but the rosewood definitely has the most consistent sound across the fingerboard.
Hugh

Aug 24, 07 | 10:48 am



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